The liveCOM software is the main software used for communication with the SQUID experiment. The software is based on python and feature a graphical user interface built on TkInter[3] as well as serial communication based on pySeria. liveCOM is platform independent, the only important part is that python and pySerial have been installed before liveCOM is entered. To increase the performance of the application and improve the user experience the application have is threaded.


The software is intended to be used for system tests, surveillance of the experiment during the rocket launch and data transfer from the experiment after recovery. It features 4 different modes which are entered by changing the tab in the lover part of the liveCOM interface. The different modes are; Mission, Motor testing, Memory management, Toggle command.